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I've tried to parse this statement, but it was really hard, and neither I can understand it:

An office culture that makes exceptions for remote people results in second-class citizenship, putting a muzzle on your potential.

Please Explain It in a plain English.

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    Note that the for heads the complement to exception, but the in is not involved in this: in heads the complement to results. Nov 9 '15 at 21:57
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    @StoneyB And also, more specifically, results is a verb, not Head of the noun phrase remote people results! Nov 12 '15 at 8:36
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    @Araucaria Thanks, I've thought that results is a noun. wow. Nov 12 '15 at 16:50
  • @Mostafa36a2 You're welcome! I put more info in my answer below! :) Nov 12 '15 at 16:51
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{An office culture}subject {that makes exceptions for remote people}rel.clause resultspredicate in {second-class citizenship}object, {putting a muzzle on your potential}participle clause.

First, split this sentence in two by making the participle clause a separate sentence:

An office culture that makes exceptions for remote people results in second-class citizenship. It puts a muzzle on your potential.

The "it" in the second sentence refers to the "culture" from the first. Now, if you still have trouble with the first sentence,

An office culture that makes exceptions for remote people results in second-class citizenship.

try simplifying it. The relative clause can be replaced with a conditional clause:

If an office culture makes exceptions for remote people, it results in second-class citizenship.

Is this easier? Now combine the two new sentences:

If an office culture makes exceptions for remote people, it results in second-class citizenship. It [also] puts a muzzle on your potential.

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The idea is that if a company allows some workers to work remotely (from home or another office), they are often not treated as well as workers who are on-site.

Remote workers are not as "visible" as on-site workers and may be less able to work office politics. That could include making fortuitous contacts in/outside group at the coffee machine or in the lunchroom. A remote worker also may have to battle the idea that he or she is not working as hard as everyone else.

The "muzzle on your potential" is directly related to the visibility issue. If a manager has an opportunity to promote, is she more likely to promote someone she sees every day or the remote worker? And so on.

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Make exception for (X) in (Y)

An office culture that makes exceptions for remote people results in second-class citizenship, putting a muzzle on your potential.

Because of the way the title of this question is phrased (see above), I think the reason that the Original Poster is confused is that the noun phrase after for is remote people, not remote people results. The word results is a verb in this sentence. When we use it in the [verb + preposition] phrase result in, it means something similar to leads to or causes. We can rephrase the sentence like this:

  • If an office culture makes exceptions for people who work remotely, this leads to second class citizenship damaging their true potential.

We can parse the original sentence like this:

  • [An office culture that makes exceptions for remote people] results in [second-class citizenship, putting a muzzle on your potential].

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